Error 1603: A fatal error occurred during installation

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ERROR_INSTALL_FAILURE 1603 A fatal error occurred during installation.

I receive an error 1603: A fatal error occurred during installation when I try to install a Windows Installer package. If I click OK in the message box, the installation rolls back.

How do I continue with this one?

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Best Answer by Goram Ian
Answered By 0 points N/A #190598

Error 1603: A fatal error occurred during installation

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Hi,

To solve this first download ORCA. ORCA is a database table editor from Microsoft to create or edit windows installer packages.

  • Run Orca.
  • Open the problematic MSI file in orca.
  • Delete all custom actions and save as new MSI.
  • Run the new Windows installer package you just saved.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #190600

Error 1603: A fatal error occurred during installation

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Hi Martin,
 
You usually receive this message due to the following facts:
  1. The drive or the folder you are trying to install the windows package is encrypted.
  2. The drive that contains the installing folder is accessed as substitute drive.
  3. Since the Windows installer package use the system account to install software you may not have the full control permissions.
Thanks.
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Answered By 0 points N/A #190601

Error 1603: A fatal error occurred during installation

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Hi Martin Thompson,
 
There are a lot of reason on why does this error occurs. It may be an interruption on the process or conflict of action on your computer (like urgent Shutdown or Closing of application). The links that I attached below may help you understand more about your problem. Kindly Click the link below:
 
 
 
Or you can try to follow the procedure in the link below:
 
 
Thanks.
 

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